Approved by GCRCC Board 2/10/05
All pilots must comply with the AMA Safety Code.
This code is posted on the bulletin board at the field and
can be found in the AMA Membership Application (see below).
All pilots flying
aircraft at the GCRCC Field must obey the boundaries of the field
and avoid the "NO FLY ZONE".
Respect the eastern field boundary to avoid over flight of
our neighbor, the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead.
Engines may not be started in the pit area unless the pilot
has the proper frequency pin, and the airplane is pointed in a safe
direction and properly restrained.
Prop wash should not be aimed at other planes or people.
Insure that all people are behind propeller before the engine
is run up to full throttle.
When flying from the
paved east-west runway, flying south of the runway is not permitted
except for emergencies. When
flying from the unpaved north-south runway, flying east of the
runway is not permitted except for emergencies.
Flying over the pit area is never permitted.
Pilots must stand on the marked pilot line when flying on
paved runway or a mutually agreed upon line when flying on the
A pilot should announce his intentions prior to carrying or
taxing a plane to the runway, taking off or landing.
Dead stick landings should be announced and have preference
over other operations. To
retrieve aircraft stopped anywhere in front of the pilot line, walk
behind other pilots to a point closest to the aircraft and announce
intention before crossing the pilot line onto the runway.
Take offs and landings should be made into the prevailing
wind. In the event of a cross wind or no wind, the active pilots
should agree on a direction.
High-speed low passes should be made beyond the runway.
No flying may occur while the field is being mowed without
prior consent of mower operators.
A pilot about to make a "maiden" flight or the
first flight after repair must inform the others on the flight line
and in the pit area. This
ensures that everyone is alert in the event of a problem.
New members and students are not permitted to fly at the
GCRCC field unless they are under the direct supervision of a GCRCC
instructor or have been "signed off" by two GCRCC
The board appoints instructors for each flying season upon the
recommendation of the training coordinator.
Non-members may fly at the GCRCC field as the guest of a
current member or as part of a GCRCC sanctioned event.
Proof of current AMA membership is required.
Non-AMA members may receive one demonstration flight with a
buddy box under the control of a GCRCC instructor.
The plane must be owned by a GCRCC member.
When frequency control pins are in use, you must have the
proper pin in your possession before you turn on your transmitter. When you pick up the pin from the rack, place your GCRCC
Membership Card in its place. Return
the pin to the rack after your flight and after your transmitter has
been turned off and remove your card.
Note: When the pins are not in use, it is your responsibility
to make sure your frequency is clear before turning on your
Channel number/frequency is required to be clearly displayed
on all transmitters.
Your name and address must be placed in your model, or your
AMA membership number must be displayed on your model.
Mufflers are required
on all 2-cycle engines of .10 cubic inch displacement and larger.
Mufflers must be an enclosed, expansion chamber type.
Engines with tuned pipes are considered muffled.
Engines that seem too nosy will be checked against AMA
A proper spinner or lock nut is highly recommended on all
engines. The single nut
and washer that came with your engine should not be used without a
spinner or lock nut.
All radio equipment
used at the GCRCC field or sanctioned event must meet the 1991 AMA
GCRCC highly recommends that EZ connectors not be used on glow or
gas powered airplanes for the control surfaces--rudder, elevator and
All spectators must remain behind the spectator line at all
times. Any small
children must be accompanied by and under the control of a
The last person to leave the field is responsible for locking
the front gate. The
GCRCC combination lock must be connected between the chain
and the Cinergy pad lock. Please be sure the lock is reset to read 0-0-0-0 at all
22. Models may not be fueled or started on picnic tables, under the shelter or on the assembly tables.
The picnic facilities are for use by Cinergy Woodsdale Power
Plant employees, GCRCC members and their immediate families and
No glow or gas powered boats on the pond.
No models, flight boxes and/or equipment are permitted on the
tables in the Cinergy shelter.
It is your responsibility to remove your trash and leave the
You may also download the rules in either
MS Word format.
Here is a link to the AMA site safety code. This is a PDF
document, so you must have Adobe reader to access it.
More information about the AMA is
available at the organizations official website: